Facts of Wesley Snipes
|Full Name||Wesley Snipes|
|Birth Name||Wesley Trent Snipes|
|Profession||Actor, Author, Director, and Producer|
|Birth City||Orlando, Florida|
|Father Name||Wesley Rudolph Snipes|
|Father Profession||Aircraft Enigeneer|
|Mother Name||Marian Long|
|Mother Profession||Teacher Assistant|
|Awards||Volpi Cup for Best Actor,NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture|
|Sibilings||Snipes Wesley, Bridget Snipes|
|Filmography||New Jack City (1991),White Men Can't Jump (1992),Passenger 57 (1992),Demolition Man (1993)|
|Education||Los Angeles Southwest College, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
|Date of Birth||July 31,1962|
|Married Date||March 17,2003|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Actor Wesley Snipes?
Wesley Snipes has a net worth of $10 million, as of 2019. He is an American actor, author, director, and film producer popular for his role in White Men Can’t Jump, Passenger 57, New Jack City, and more. However, he is best known for his role in Blade, which grossed $150 million at the boxoffice.
Snipes is also known for his work in the TV series America’s Dream, Futuresport, The Player, and more. Let us dig in into his other assets, lifestyle, and house details.
Wesley Snipes Charges Huge Salary For Movies: His Income Sources
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Wesley has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of July 2019. He generates his income from his multiple careers as an actor, film producer, director, and author.
Here is a list of earnings from his movies:
|1994||Drop Zone||$7 million|
|1995||Money Train||$5.5 million|
|1996||The Fan||$7 million|
|2004||Blade: Trinity||$13 million|
Movies: He Made His Film Debut With Wildcats
Wesley made his acting debut from the 1986 comedy film Wildcats. The same year, he appeared in an episode of Miami Vice. He also appeared in the music video Bad and the feature film Streets of Gold.
Wesley caught the eye of director Spike Lee with his outstanding performance in the music video. Lee cast Wesley as the Lead in the romantic drama Jungle Fever. He then portrayed the role of drug lord Nino Brown in 1991 American gangster film New Jack City and a drug dealer in the 1994 film Sugar Hill.
His other notable action film credits are Passenger 57, Demolition Man, The Fan, Money Train, Rising Sung, and U.S. Marshals, and many more. For his performance in New Line Cinema’s One Night Stand, Wesley won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the 54th Venice Film Festival in 1997.
Wesley’s breakthrough in his career came with the American superhero Blade which collected over $150 million worldwide. The film was later turned into a series. He reprised his role in the third series of the film, Blade: Trinity. Similarly, Snipes also made an appearance in the sequel of The Expendables 3.
In the late 1990s, Wesley and his brother started a security firm called the Royal Guard of Amen-Ra which is also the name of his film company. The film produced by the company was A Great And Mighty Walk- Dr. John Henrik Clarke.
Wesley Won't Appear In Blade Reboot
While it may sound unusual to hear but Marvel has come up with the new announcement that the reboot of the Blade won't feature Wesley.
On 20th of July, Marvel Studio Chief revealed that the role if given to the Mahershala Ali, despite the fact that Wesley was the original cast in the franchise from 1998 to 2004.
Besides, Wesley is set to appear in the upcoming sequel of Black Panther, as per Marvel Studio.
Endorsements Deal, Social Media Earnings, And Charity
Like other celebrities, Wesley also has endorsed many popular brands. Likewise, he is also sponsored by several popular and expensive clothing as well as footwear brands.
Snipes is followed by thousands of followers on Instagram and Twitter. As of July, he has 788k followers on Instagram and 244.9k on Twitter. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he is estimated to earn $2,346 to $3,910 per sponsored from Instagram.
Apart from this, Wesley is also involved in various kind of low-key charitable works.
On 12th October 2006, Snipes along with Douglas P. Rosile and Eddie Ray Kahn were charged with one count of conspiring to defraud the USA government of making a false and fraudulent claim for payment.
He was reported to file a false amended return including a false tax refund claim of over $4 million for 1996 as well as a false tax refund claim of over $7.3 million for the year 1997.
Snipes was also charged with three worthless, fictitious ‘bills of exchange’ for $14 million to the Internal Revenue Service.
On 24th April 2008, Wesley was sentenced to 3 years in prison for willful failure to file federal income tax returns under 26 U.S.C 7203. He reported to the federal prison on 9th December 2010 to begin his 3-year sentence and was held at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in
Pennsylvania. Wesley was released from the jail on 2nd April 2013, finishing his house arrest on 19th July 2013.
On 1st November 2018, the United States Tax Court ruled that the IRS did not abuse its discretion in rejecting an offer in compromise made by Snipes to sustain the filing of a notice of federal tax lien with approx. $23.5 million in Federal tax liabilities for 2001 and in 2003 until 2006.
Assets, House, Cars
Despite the tax payment issues, Snipes owns a million dollar mansion. He resides in a million dollar mansion worth of $10 million in New Jersey.
The house includes a home office, a home cinema, and a swimming pool.
In 2014, Wesley sold his former house for $4.125 million.
His Car Collection Include BMW, Audi A4
Similarly, he owns expensive cars like BMW costing around $51,250 and Audi A4 whose price starts from $37,400.
His expenses are based on foods, accommodations, travel, and cars.
Wesley Snipes’ Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Wife, Partner, And Children
Wesley Trent Snipes was born on 31st July 1962 in Orlando, Florida, the United States of America to mother Marian Long, who was a teacher assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, who was an aircraft engineer.
He holds American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group.
Snipes grew up in the Bronx, New York alongside his sibling. Wesley went to High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, however, he went back to Florida prior to his graduate.
He then went and graduated from Jones High School, Snipes went to attend the State University of New York at Purchase. Moreover, Snipes also enrolled in Southwest College located in Los Angeles, California.
Marriages And Children
Wesley has been married twice in his life and is a father to six children. Snipes has been married to painter Nakyung ‘Nikki’ Park since 17th March 2003. Together, the couple share 4 children.
Prior to this, Wesley was married to actress April DuBois from 1985 to 1990. The couple shared one child. In addition, Wesley has a son born in 2008 and lives in Vancouver, Canada. His children are Jelani Asar Snipes, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes, Iset Jua-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes.
Age And Height
He is 57 years old as of 2019. Wesley is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall in height.